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All sheeps and sizes: a genetic investigation of mature body size across sheep breeds reveals a polygenic nature

4 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Mature body size is genetically correlated with growth rate, an important economic trait in the sheep industry. Mature body size has been studied extensively in humans...
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For the Love of Horses

For the Love of Horses

16 days ago   |   Tufts University

Bridget Hatch planned on being a professional rider, but when a vet tech job opened at the large-animal hospital, she couldn't pass up the opportunity.
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Are Irish Wolfhounds Cuddly Horses In Disguise?

Are Irish Wolfhounds Cuddly Horses In Disguise?

29 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Irish Wolfhounds are one of the most massive dog breeds out there. Oftentimes, they reach 115 to 180 pounds, and their lanky structure only makes them look larger. Despite...
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Impact of white‐spotting alleles, including W20, on phenotype in the American Paint Horse

1 month ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The American Paint Horse Association records pedigree and performance information for their breed, a stock‐type horse valued as a working farm or ranch horse and as a...
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Interrupting Dog Adorably Runs To Aid Of Performer Pretending To Be Injured

Interrupting Dog Adorably Runs To Aid Of Performer Pretending To Be Injured

1 month ago   |   iHeart Dogs   |   2 articles

Without a doubt, one of the absolute cutest things my dog does is run right to my side when I cry. Though I have to admit, sometimes I pretend to cry just to get him to rush...
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Exome analysis and functional classification of identified variants in racing Quarter Horses

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The main objectives of this study were to identify and functionally classify SNPs and indels by exome sequencing of animals of the racing line of Quarter Horses. Based...
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Impact of white‐spotting alleles, including W20, on phenotype in the American Paint Horse

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The American Paint Horse Association records pedigree and performance information for their breed, a stock‐type horse valued as a working farm or ranch horse and as a...
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The Time to Vaccinate Horses for EEE Is Now

The Time to Vaccinate Horses for EEE Is Now

4 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

Equine veterinarian says the region is likely in the middle of a three-year surge in the viral disease, which kills 90% of infected horses
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Paddling Piney Z Lake

Paddling Piney Z Lake

4 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Four months ago, a full parking lot wouldn't have caused my blood pressure to spike. Four months ago, I would have taken to the crowded pathway at Lafayette Heritage Trail Park...
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7 Facts About Strangles You Need-to-Know

7 Facts About Strangles You Need-to-Know

4 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

Recognized most for its signature symptom, strangles is a bacterial infection in horses similar to strep throat in humans. Are you familiar with how to spot less-obvious...
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The Crow's Story

The Crow's Story

Birds are intelligent, especially parrots and crow relatives - jays, nutcrackers, ravens, jackdaws and others. The Clark's Nutcracker stores conifer seeds in the late summer... Read more ...

Improving the Odds of Surviving Lymphoma

Improving the Odds of Surviving Lymphoma

A clinical trial looks at whether combining immunotherapy with low doses of chemotherapy can improve outcomes and quality of life for dogs-and someday people. Read more ...

Family Fights To Stop Their Former Dog From Being Euthanized

Family Fights To Stop Their Former Dog From Being Euthanized

Luck has not been on Draco's side for the first two years of his life. The Labrador Retriever mix has already found himself in three different homes in Fairfax County... Read more ...

Curlew Sandpiper feeding

Curlew Sandpiper feeding

One of the more common shorebirds along Broome's beaches is the Curlew Sandpiper- Calidris ferruginea. They are often found in large mixed flocks and many have recently arrived... Read more ...

Join us for Virtual Creeptacular 2020: October 25-31

Join us for Virtual Creeptacular 2020: October 25-31

And Happy Hauntings to my fellow beasties out there! The chill in the air, the fall of the leaves and the rise of the pumpkin patches are all signs that my favorite time of the... Read more ...

Getting Good Bird Video with a Phone Skope Adaptor

Two weekends ago I was scheduled to take part in a live birding video, one of twenty birders from across North and South America who were out and about looking for good birds... Read more ...

Best Bird of the Weekend

October is when rumors of the next season become harder to deny. Where I live, the full splendor of fall foliage coupled with initial fingers of frost refutes the notion that... Read more ...